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Regina Pats defenceman Libor Hajek (3) fights for control of the puck with WHL Swift Current Broncos forward Tanner Nagel (25) during third period Memorial Cup action in Regina on Wednesday, May, 23, 2018. Western Hockey League teams need at least 50 per cent of their fans in their arenas next season in order to operate, according to the league commissioner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Saskatchewan gives $4M to junior hockey after extending ban on team sports

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is giving $4 million to help junior…

Regina Pats defenceman Libor Hajek (3) fights for control of the puck with WHL Swift Current Broncos forward Tanner Nagel (25) during third period Memorial Cup action in Regina on Wednesday, May, 23, 2018. Western Hockey League teams need at least 50 per cent of their fans in their arenas next season in order to operate, according to the league commissioner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, China’s Sun Yang leaves the pool deck following the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Swiss supreme court details anti-China bias of Sun judge

Hostile social media posts by Court of Arbitration for Sport judge Franco Frattini

  • Jan 15, 2021
FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, China’s Sun Yang leaves the pool deck following the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba passes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honored tradition in hockey. But in yet another setback related to the relentless COVID-19, NHL protocols aiming to curb the virus spread and keep the schedule on track could make that vital off-ice development of camaraderie more difficult. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Mentors wanted: Virus limits vet-rookie time away from rink

Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honoured tradition

  • Jan 15, 2021
FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba passes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honored tradition in hockey. But in yet another setback related to the relentless COVID-19, NHL protocols aiming to curb the virus spread and keep the schedule on track could make that vital off-ice development of camaraderie more difficult. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) and Kyle Connor (81) celebrate Laine’s goal during opening game first period NHL action against the Calgary Flames, in Winnipeg, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Laine scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets started their season with a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Laine’s three-point night earns Winnipeg Jets 4-3 OT win over Calgary Flames

Laine’s three-point night earns Winnipeg Jets 4-3 OT win over Calgary Flames

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) and Kyle Connor (81) celebrate Laine’s goal during opening game first period NHL action against the Calgary Flames, in Winnipeg, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Laine scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets started their season with a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services

Former Taekwondo Canada coach found guilty of sex-related offences involving student

Former Taekwondo Canada coach found guilty of sex-related offences involving student

Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services
Saskatchewan skip Sherry Anderson throws the stone while taking on N.W.T. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Dunstone and Anderson to play for Saskatchewan, Brothers accepts Nova Scotia invite

Dunstone and Anderson to play for Saskatchewan, Brothers accepts Nova Scotia invite

Saskatchewan skip Sherry Anderson throws the stone while taking on N.W.T. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Super Bowl champion and Kansas City Chiefs player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif speaks during a news conference prior to an event to celebrate his win in Montreal, Sunday, February 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif still planning to resume football career with Chiefs

Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif still planning to resume football career with Chiefs

Super Bowl champion and Kansas City Chiefs player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif speaks during a news conference prior to an event to celebrate his win in Montreal, Sunday, February 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Toronto FC's Ayo Akinola, left, vies for control of the ball with New England Revolution's Henry Kessler during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Akinola scored in the first half to help Toronto FC win 1-0. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne

Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola unable to attend Canada camp due to injury

Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola unable to attend Canada camp due to injury

Toronto FC's Ayo Akinola, left, vies for control of the ball with New England Revolution's Henry Kessler during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Akinola scored in the first half to help Toronto FC win 1-0. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne
Brent Hayden of Canada prepares for his 50m freestyle semifinal at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday August 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian swimmer Brent Hayden hopes his swim comeback is for Tokyo

Canadian swimmer Brent Hayden hopes his swim comeback is for Tokyo

Brent Hayden of Canada prepares for his 50m freestyle semifinal at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday August 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Montreal Impact defender Zachary Brault-Guillard, left, blocks a shot on goal attempt by Olimpia forward Eddie Hernandez during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Montreal Impact are rebranding, changing the Major League Soccer club's moniker to Club De Foot Montreal — or CF Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Raoux

Montreal MLS team to be known as Club de Foot Montreal

Montreal MLS team to be known as Club de Foot Montreal

Montreal Impact defender Zachary Brault-Guillard, left, blocks a shot on goal attempt by Olimpia forward Eddie Hernandez during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Montreal Impact are rebranding, changing the Major League Soccer club's moniker to Club De Foot Montreal — or CF Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Raoux
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Spencer Purdie has grown to love volleyball

Spencer Purdie is the first to tell you he wasn’t all that…

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Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services

Former Taekwondo Canada coach found guilty of sex-related offences involving student

TORONTO — A high-level taekwondo coach gradually took control of a teenage…

Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) plays against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, in this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, file photo. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp due to an illness, and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old Toews said Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, he has been experiencing symptoms that have left him feeling “drained and lethargic.” (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

Blackhawks place Jonathan Toews on long-term injured reserve

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss at least 10 games and…

FILE - Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) plays against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, in this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, file photo. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp due to an illness, and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old Toews said Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, he has been experiencing symptoms that have left him feeling “drained and lethargic.” (AP Photo/David Banks, File)
Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly (44) is congratulated by teammate John Tavares (91) on his game-winning goal during overtime action against the Montreal Canadiens, in Toronto, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Rielly scored at 3:24 of overtime as the Leafs defeated the Canadiens 5-4 to raise the curtain on the NHL’s abbreviated 56-game season Wednesday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly (44) is congratulated by teammate John Tavares (91) on his game-winning goal during overtime action against the Montreal Canadiens, in Toronto, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Rielly scored at 3:24 of overtime as the Leafs defeated the Canadiens 5-4 to raise the curtain on the NHL’s abbreviated 56-game season Wednesday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Nashville SC’s Randall Leal, left, falls next to Toronto FC’s Auro Jr., center, and Jonathan Osorio during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jessica Hill
Nashville SC’s Randall Leal, left, falls next to Toronto FC’s Auro Jr., center, and Jonathan Osorio during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jessica Hill
Players' sticks are shown during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The city of Cranbrook, B.C., is suing its former major junior hockey team as well as the Western Hockey League over the team's departure in 2019. The Kootenay Ice left for Manitoba before the start of the 2019-2020 season, becoming the Winnipeg Ice.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

Cranbrook, B.C., suing former hockey team, Western Hockey League over Manitoba move

Cranbrook, B.C., suing former hockey team, Western Hockey League over Manitoba move

Players' sticks are shown during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The city of Cranbrook, B.C., is suing its former major junior hockey team as well as the Western Hockey League over the team's departure in 2019. The Kootenay Ice left for Manitoba before the start of the 2019-2020 season, becoming the Winnipeg Ice.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour conducts drills during NHL hockey training camp in Morrisville, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Not only goalies wear masks: NHL coaches must cover faces

Not only goalies wear masks: NHL coaches must cover faces

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour conducts drills during NHL hockey training camp in Morrisville, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Rielly scores winner, Leafs beat Habs 5-4 in OT

Rielly scores winner, Leafs beat Habs 5-4 in OT

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Curling Canada is expanding the field for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Curling Canada adds three wild-card teams to field for the Scotties and the Brier

Curling Canada adds three wild-card teams to field for the Scotties and the Brier

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Curling Canada is expanding the field for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Winnipeg Jets' Sami Niku (8) defends against Nikolaj Ehlers (27) during scrimmage at their NHL training camp practice in Winnipeg on January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Jets, Canucks face potential COVID issues as NHL season gets underway

Jets, Canucks face potential COVID issues as NHL season gets underway

Winnipeg Jets' Sami Niku (8) defends against Nikolaj Ehlers (27) during scrimmage at their NHL training camp practice in Winnipeg on January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods